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Australian eves beat England to win Women’s World T20 title

first_imgAustralian women produced an impressive performance to edge out their English counterparts by four runs in an exciting final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.Put into bat, Australia put up a competitive 142 for four in 20 overs with almost all the batswoman getting runs.Jess Cameron with 45 was the top scorer but openers Meg Lanning (25), Alyssa Healey (26) and Lisa Sthalekar (23 not out) all chipped in with useful contributions.In reply England could manage 138 for nine as Australian bowlers got wickets at regular intervals.Needing 16 of the last over, England managed only 11 runs off spinner Erin Osborne’s over. England needed an over boundary of the last delivery but could manage a single as girls in canary yellow celebrated enthusiastically.In a big ground like Premadasa (although boundaries were shortened), chasing a target of 143 is an uphill task in women’s cricket.Although skipper Edwards showed positive intent but once she was dismissed for 28, the other batswomen could hardly make any impact.They did get the boundaries but couldn’t stay long enough to get a decisive result in their favour.Players like Sarah Taylor, Aaran Brindle all got starts but couldn’t carry on as left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen turned out to be the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 25.She could have taken four had she not dropped a sharp return catch offered by Jenny Gunn.The main wicket of Edwards was however taken by veteran Lisa Sthalekar.While batting, Australia had two significant partnerships that clinched the issue in their favour. The opening partnership of 51 runs between Lanning and Healy and another of 51 runs in six overs between Sthalekar (23) and Cameron.Cameron hit five fours and a six during his 34-ball knock.Brief scores:Australia: 142 for 4 in 20 overs (Jess Cameron 45, Alyssa Healey 26, Meg Lanning 25; Holly Colvin 2/21).England: 138 for 9 in 20 overs (Charlotte Edwards 28; Jess Jonassen 3/25, Lisa Sthalekar 2/16).advertisementlast_img read more

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Panathinaikos Beats Bruges, 2-1

first_imgATHENS – Playing with 10 men after a red card, Panathinaikos still beat Bruges, 2-1 in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round on July 28.The Belgian team struck first only 10 minutes in on a shot from Bolingoli Mbobbo as the Greek perennial power couldn’t get its defensive act together.Panathinaikos had a great chance at the equalizer when Marcus Berg’s penalty kick was rejected by Bruges’ goalie Sebastien Bruzzeze in the 34th minute. Soccer doesn’t count exact times in seconds for goals.But three minutes later the Swedish striker for the Greek team notched another shot at close range on a pass from Sotiris Ninis.But just before half-time defender Sergio Sanchez got the red card and was tossed from the game for shirt-pulling, putting Panathinaikos in a tough spot.Bruges came out blazing in the second half but the Greek defense played like a stonewall before a handball call on Mbombo earned a penalty shot and Nikos Karelis blasted it home for the 2-1 decider.The return leg is scheduled for August 5 in Belgium.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Olympiacos Routs Laboral, 82-68

first_imgOlympiacos got a critical win, beating Spanish team Laboral Kutxa, 82-68 to pick up just its fourth win in game Euroleague basketball games.Giorgos Printezis led the scoring for the Greek champion win 17 points in  game that saw the debut of forward Hakim Warrick  who played for Syracuse and six NBA teams before going international in 2013.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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Reims were in Ligue 2 last season. Now they are dreaming of Europe

first_imgPosTeamPGDPts The in-form young footballers in 2019 4St Etienne26543 Dingomé is not the only player who has looked revitalised in recent weeks, though. Mathieu Cafaro and Rémi Oudin have also come into their own. Cafaro, who missed the match this weekend through injury, has shown an immature side in the past; Toulouse let him go after an incident involving an airgun. However, he has reinvented himself after being on the periphery last season, playing both centrally and on the left and showing a high level of dynamism and also establishing himself as one of the league’s better players at set pieces. Even with Doumbia now fit again, Cafaro looks set to keep his place – no small redemption given his situation two years ago.Oudin, though, has really stolen the show of late; a brace on Sunday pushed his total for the season to eight goals in the league. He has now scored seven in all competitions in 2019 alone. Played wide on the right for much of the current campaign, the 22-year-old is really more of a central striker, but his versatility and blend of goals and assists are proving influential.The club have also added the intriguing Kosovan attacker Arbër Zeneli and now have an almost embarrassing wealth of young attack talent at their disposal, seeing them well set up to continue to push the likes of Marseille and Saint-Étienne for the top six. Not only can Reims fans take heart from their good recent run of form, but their next three matches before the international break – against Amiens, Dijon and Nantes – all look eminently winnable.While Lille and PSG (in the final match of the season) are also yet to come, there is every hope (barring injury) that this tilt at Europe can be sustained. Some fans will be wary of being presumptuous – they also flirted with Europe for much of 2013-14 before falling away late on under Hubert Fournier – but that side had a negative goal difference for much of the season. This team looks far better built for the battle ahead.Ligue 1 talking points Things are looking up for Monaco. Photograph: Valéry Hache/AFP/Getty Images Twitter Topics French football has thrown up plenty of surprises this season, remaining a compelling if not entirely competitive spectacle. Monaco’s dalliance with Thierry Henry captured the imagination. Lille and the individual brilliance of Nicolas Pépé have offered a major plot line. The sad death of Emiliano Sala has captured the hearts of fans. And Patrick Vieira’s turn at Nice has been intriguing. But an even more surprising narrative may be developing: Reims as European contenders.The newly promoted club started the season brightly, winning their first two matches, but then they slumped badly, failing to win any of their next eight. Last summer they lost Jordan Siebatcheu and the massively influential Diego Rigonato, who was crowned Ligue 2 Player of the Year last season, and it looked as if they had failed to replace the pair adequately. They did sign attacking left-back Ghislain Konan for a club record fee and winger Moussa Doumbia, but almost all their other signings were simply unproven in the top flight.They remained competitive in most matches in Ligue 1, however, thanks to their defence. Édouard Mendy was influential in goal and Björn Engels formed a promising partnership with Yunis Abdelhamid at the heart of defence. They had the best defensive record in Ligue 2 last season, but they also won the division by playing on the front foot. With the team struggling to step up to the top flight, their style hardly evocative of the Champagne region; indeed, at the turn of the year only Nice had scored fewer goals in the league.To say things have changed since the beginning of 2019 would be an understatement. Only Lille and PSG have found the back of the net more often this year. After their latest success – a 4-2 win in Montpellier on Sunday (against a side who had conceded just nine times at home) – Reims are now unbeaten in 10 matches, a streak bettered only by Barcelona and Juventus across Europe’s top five leagues. They are now up to sixth and that rise is largely down to principled improvements to their attacking play.Principled is here the key word; with only 24 goals conceded, Reims still have the third best defensive record in the league and Mendy’s tally of 11 clean sheets is the best. In central midfield, the hard-tackling Alaixys Romao continues to partner Xavier Chavalerin, a slightly more forward-thinking player but one who is also more at ease breaking up play than creating it. They may lack poetry, but their doggedness keeps Reims solid.Reims’ recent run of good results coincides with an upturn in form from Tristan Dingomé, who was signed on the cheap from Troyes last summer but struggled earlier in the campaign as he was slowly recovering from a cruciate injury. Dingomé, a box-to-box midfielder with a good eye for a pass, did not have much impact during the lean run in the autumn but he is now fully fit and an automatic starter. Share on LinkedIn 7Montpellier26638 Ligue 1 Hide Monaco Share on Facebook 15Toulouse26-1228 11Nimes26-136 17Amiens26-2024 13Bordeaux26-232 • With a third of the season still to play, the situation at the bottom is starting to coalesce. Nantes, whose fans continue to pay tribute to Emiliano Sala during the ninth minute of every game, had a good weekend. They beat Bordeaux 1-0 in the Atlantic Derby to go 10 points clear of the relegation zone. Amiens also nabbed a 1-0 win – beating Nice on Saturday – and they have striker Moussa Konaté (who scored 13 league goals last season) back from injury to play alongside Saman Ghoddos. That delicious pairing should provide them with enough firepower to survive. Monaco picked up their third win in four games when they beat Lyon on Sunday night. With Leonardo Jardim back in charge and Cesc Fàbregas, Adrien Silva and the in-form Gelson Martins on board, they will not be hanging around in the bottom half for long.• Then there a sides who are seriously in trouble: Guingamp have yet to show sufficient consistency or quality since the return of manager Jocelyn Gourvennec, who previously led the club to silverware and European football. They beat Angers on Saturday but remain bottom. If they beat Strasbourg in the Coupe de la Ligue final next month, they will be back in Europe. Caen, meanwhile, were seconds away from three crucial points this weekend before Max-Alain Gradel again rescued Toulouse in injury time. Dijon, who have already appointed the respected Antoine Kombouaré, will hope to combine the residual attacking cohesion left from Oliver Dall’Oglio’s freewheeling side of last season and Kombouaré’s stoicism and know-how to stay up. But another defeat this weekend means they are in the same boat as Caen and Guingamp. Time is growing short and their list of rivals shorter. Ligue 2 looms.Ligue 1 results Share on Twitter Quick guide Ligue 1 results Thank you for your feedback. 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College Football Freshman All-American Team Released

first_imgclemson freshman quarterback trevor lawrence during the notre dame gameARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after a second quarter touchdown pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)On Monday afternoon, the Football Writers Association of American revealed its 2018 Freshman All-America Team. Five players from the list will take part in the College Football Playoff national title game tonight as Alabama faces off against Clemson for the third time in four years.Georgia led the country with three players on the list, while the SEC as a conference led the nation with six total selections. The Big 12 came in second with five, while the Big Ten followed up the Big 12 with four selections.Headlining the list is star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who completed one of the best true freshman seasons in college football history. Another familiar name is Purdue’s Rondale Moore, who led the nation in receptions this year with 114.Here are a few of the big names:Trevor Lawrence, QB, ClemsonAdrian Martinez, QB, NebraskaJaylen Waddle, WR, AlabamaCade Mays, OL, GeorgiaPatrick Surtain II, CB, AlabamaYou can see the full list here.last_img read more

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Interim Budget 2019: Allocation for sports increased by over Rs 200 crore

first_imgInterim Budget 2019: Allocation for sports increased by over Rs 200 croreInterim Budget 2019: The overall sports budget was increased from Rs 2002.72 (2018-2019) crore to Rs 2216.92 crore in the new budget announced by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 16:47 IST The Khelo India National Programme for Development of Sports too got a hike of Rs 50.31 crore in the interim budget. (Khelo India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe allocation to SAI has been increased by Rs 55 crore in the interim budget 2019Allocation for National Sports Development Fund has increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 70 croreFinance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the interim budget in the parliament todayThe government on Friday increased the sports budget by Rs 214.20 crore for the financial year 2019-2020, including a hike in funds for the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and incentives for sportspersons.In the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, the overall sports budget for 2019-2020 was increased from Rs 2002.72 (2018-2019) crore to Rs 2216.92 crore.The significant gainers in the interim sports budget are SAI, the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) and the corpus meant for giving incentives to sportspersons.The allocation to SAI has been increased by Rs 55 crore. From Rs 395 crore, the allocation has been increased to Rs 450 crore in the fresh proposals. The SAI is the nodal organisation to manage nationals camps, provide equipment and other logistics to the country’s sportspersons.Interim Budget 2019 LIVE updatesBesides, the allocation for NSDF has increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 70 crore.The Finance Minister also proposed an increase in the incentive fund for the sportspersons, from Rs 63 crore to Rs 89 crore.However, the assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) has been slashed slightly from Rs 245.13 crore to Rs 245 crore.The overall encouragement and awards to sportspersons have been increased by Rs 94.07 crore. The previous allocation stood at Rs 316.93 crore and will now be Rs 411 crore.The Khelo India National Programme for Development of Sports too got a hike of Rs 50.31 crore and from the previous allocation of Rs 550.69 crore, it is now Rs 601 crore.Also Read | Income Tax Calculator: Here is what you got to payAlso Read | Rahul Gandhi slumped, PM Modi thumpedadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow interim budget 2019Follow Sports Authority of IndiaFollow National Sports Development FundFollow Khelo India Nextlast_img read more

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White Water Rafting the Rapids of the Gauley River in West Virginia

first_imgFor approximately six weeks starting the Friday after Labor Day, the Army Corps of Engineers begins a series of 22 controlled releases from the Summersville Dam in West Virginia. Until then, the Gauley River is fairly docile and largely dependent on rain to provide any viable whitewater rafting opportunities. However, for a small window each fall (aka Gauley season), the river becomes a mecca for thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies, and river rats looking to ride the monstrous rapids.Gauley River rafting consists of two sections: the Upper and Lower Gauley. The Upper Gauley features dozens of world-class rapids that come alive each season. The most notable of these are the Big Five: Sweet’s Falls, Pillow Rock, Insignificant, Lost Paddle, and Iron Ring.Whitewater PhotographyJo-Beth Stamm has been a guide on the Gauley River for 12 years — she’s even competed on the international rafting circuit. Stamm is one of about half a dozen guides that will be leading a bus-load of adventurers on an overnight rafting trip.My group is made up a menagerie of personalities with varying skill levels. Our outfitter, Adventures on the Gorge, requires that anyone rafting the Upper Gauley to be at least 15 years old, preferably with some whitewater rafting experience. While we meet these minimum requirements, I am amazed that we have one team member that is 75 years young.Everyone is equipped with wetsuits and paddling jackets to combat the cool water, as well as the mandatory live vest, helmet, and single shaft paddle. We arrive at the put-in for our adventure right below the damWhitewater Photographywhere water is pouring out at a whopping 2800 cubic feet per second. After a quick briefing, we load up in our self bailing raft and begin our descent into the belly of the beast — starting with the Upper Gauley.“Forward! All Forward!” orders Jo-Beth.There are times when Jo-Beth yells over the thunderous noise of the rapids to “lean in” or much less often to “get down.” There are also those moments when the adrenaline kicks in and she yells “right back” — meaning the left side paddles forward while the right paddles back — and some of us forget our left from our right and we fumble our way through the rapid. Thankfully, our 16-foot-long rafts are forgiving as they slide across those rocks right below the surface of the water, bending in all of the right places to absorb the contour of the river and sometimes not so gently bouncing off large boulders.We have safely traversed the Big Five and are pulling ashore at the outfitter’s riverside campground at Canyon Doors. This area has a Lord of the Rings-esque appearance with steep exposed rock canyon wall looming over the camp. Previous Adventures on the Gorge Adventures on the Gorge Adventures on the Gorge There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground The truck containing all of our personal (and dry) gear awaits us as we make our way up from the river. We grab our personal effects and a tent. Our group, not having spent enough time together already, opts to make camp along the scenic river in anticipation of a restful night’s sleep on the sandy beach. After changing and setting up our shelters for the night, most of us take advantage of the wood-fired hot tubs before dinner and discuss the highlights of the day’s adventure.We are greeted at the dinner shelter with a pre-dinner appetizer spread of truffle-laced duck confit egg rolls, peachy elk and brie mushroom cap, and white pizza with fresh mozzarella and ricotta. It only gets better with white chocolate scallops, coriander-crusted salmon, sweet potato and apple au gratin, and pomegranate and fresh corn orzo. In addition to the fresh sangria and kegs of beer, an evening around the campfire isn’t complete until the dessert rolls out: spicy peach, white chocolate bread pudding, and saffron almond blackberry basil cobbler.If you close your eyes and rely purely on your sense of smell, you might picture yourself dining in a four-star restaurant rather than at a wooden picnic table.Whitewater PhotographyThe canyon is remote, and the experience is only enhanced by the fact that we are completely off the grid. The night sky is painted with so many stars that are not visible in our own light-polluted towns. Before we retire, we make our way back to our tents guided by the lights of our headlamps.After another gourmet meal for breakfast, we break camp and our group reluctantly slides back into our still wet (and now cold) wetsuits. We then climb back aboard our raft to begin day two, which will take us down the lower section of the river. While there are fewer rapids that are more spread out than on the upper section, the Lower Gauley does contain a few last surprises, like Heaven’s Gate and Pure Screaming Hell. It’s almost a spiritual moment on the river.After navigating our last series of rapids, a few of us opt to jump out of the boat and take a swim to cool off in the calm waters and soak up the last moments on the river.Article originally published October 26, 2017. Last Article by Chase McPeak on September 9, 2018. This 3-Pound Rapid Raft Is the World’s Lightest, Most Packable Raft 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Adventures on the Gorge Editors’ Recommendations 1 of 4 All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Next How to Shave With a Straight Razorlast_img read more

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MOL Studying Installation of SOx Scrubbers

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has entered into a joint study to equip vessels already in use with SOx scrubber system in order to ensure compliance with upcoming international environmental regulations. The scrubbers eliminate sulfur dioxide (SOx) from the exhaust gas, allowing vessels to meet international treaty standards for SOx emissions without using low-sulfur level.Other participants in the project are Wärtsilä Japan, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Minaminippon Shipbuilding and Sanwa Dock.The companies plan to address the SOx emissions issue in advance of a revised international treaty – the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Treaty Annex VI  – that places stronger restrictions on exhaust emissions from vessels.Under the revised MARPOL Annex VI, vessels are required to use bunker fuel with a sulfur content of 0.1 percent or less in emission control areas (ECAs) such as North America. In addition, the global sulfur cap is to be reduced from current 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent, effective from 1 January 2020. The regulation will be applied to vessels already in use.According to MOL, the study targets car carriers, because their structure makes it more technically challenging to add scrubber systems, compared to other types of vessels. It also focuses on ships already in service, which are more difficult to equip with scrubbers that newbuilding vessels.The project participants are to develop detailed specifications for the scrubber system and use the latest technologies such as 3D scanning to promote operational efficiency in the installation process.Image Courtesy: MOLlast_img read more

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Moroccan Minister Calls For Continued Public Assistance of Youth of 18

Rabat – Minister of Solidarity, Family and Social Development, Basima Hakkaoui has called for the continued care of children living in public assistance institutions after they reach age of 18.During a talk entitled “Keeping up with children of public assistance institutions after the age of 18,” held on Friday at the headquarters of the ministry, Hakkaoui called on public assistance institutions to continue to provide services for youth after they reach 18, the age when institutional aid normally ceases.Hakkaoui said that all the civic activists, association and the international organization must engage in the formulation of proposals and laws regarding the issue of youth over 18.She noted that initiatives already taken by associations to care for youth over 18 were only “impromptu and not regulated,” and could not be generalized nationally, since they were “not based on a standard basis that would enable other associations to work based on it.” The minister went on further to call on the House of Advisors to ratify the bill N. 65.15 of the public assistance associations to deal with deficiencies of the system is related to the adoption of the abandoned children.Hakkaoui noted that since 2013, the ministry has been working towards further protection of such children. read more

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Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to 15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.It was one of the new Democratic governor’s top campaign promises. He signed the six-year plan Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion.Illinois is on track to be the first state in the Midwest to push its base wage to $15. It increases from $8.25 by $1 on Jan. 1, and jumps to $10 on July 1, 2020. Then, it increases $1 each Jan. 1 until 2025.Business groups opposed the plan. They wanted a longer phase-in and a regionalized approach with lower minimum wage levels for areas outside Chicago.Pritzker noted there are payroll tax credits in the law to ease the transition for employers.John O’Connor, The Associated Press read more

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Muslim farmers in Ampara seek return of 2878 acres

The ‘Good Governance’ Government of Maithripala Sirisena is as indifferent to their pleas as the previous government led by the hawkish Rajapaksa, ADALR stated. A document submitted to the Government by the ADALR states that in the Vegamam area of Pottuvil, 450 acres belonging to 140 Muslim families with government permits to cultivate them, were acquired by the Wildlife Preservation Department. These lands were cultivated by these permit holders from 1956 to 1990, and from 2009 to 2011. Between 1990 and 2009, the lands were in the possession of the LTTE which had driven the Muslims out. The Muslims went back to the lands after the war, only to be asked to vacate in two years by the Wildlife Department.In Kiran Kovai and Palayadi Vattai, 503 acres belonging to 250 Muslim families which had been cultivating them from 1976 to 1990 and from 2009 to  2011 had been handed over to the Forest Department. In Kiran-Komari, 885 acres,with permits, cultivated by 177 families from 1960 were included in the forest zone and cultivation was prohibited. Ahamed told Express that the lands, which were seized by the LTTE in the 1980s,  subsequently went into the hands of the Sri Lankan army and were then handed over to various government departments such as the Forest or the Archeology Department. The lands are now being used for various purposes including the construction of military camps and settling Sinhalese from outside Ampara district, he said. Muslim farmers in Ampara are pleading with the Government to return 2878 acres of agricultural land which ought to have been given back to them when the 30-year war ended in 2009, the New Indian Express reported.The non-return of these lands has affected 1406 families, who find that the end of the war has brought no relief to them in economic terms, according to K.Nihal Ahamed, Co-ordinator of the Ampara District Alliance for Land Rights (ADALR). The Forest and Wildlife Departments began to lay claims to these lands because much of the area had become a jungle due to neglect in the war years. The repeated plea of the original owners that the lands were cultivable fell on deaf ears.In Ponnanveli, nearly 600 acres, originally in the hands of 176 farmer families from 1948 onwards, were handed over to the Archeology Department or for ‘Holy Land’ development as the area was considered sacred by Sri Lanka’s powerful Buddhist majority.In Ashraff Nagar, 150 acres were taken over by the armed forces or handed over to the Forest Department, affecting 69 farmer families. In Ambanam Oya, 140 acres originally cultivated by 48 families since 1932, were taken over for colonisation by the majority Buddhist community from outside Ampara district. Likewise, Sinhalese colonisation has taken away 96 acres in Keethapaththu affecting 46 families. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Fertiliser subsidy for Yala harvest available from midnight tonight

In February this year the Government had announced that farmers will receive cash for the full market value of fertiliser to their bank accounts from the next cultivation season.It was announced then that farmers cultivating  corn, soya and onions will receive a free insurance cover of Rs 40,000 per acre from the next season. (Colombo Gazette) The fertiliser subsidy for the Yala harvest will be made available from midnight tonight, Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said.He said that fertiliser will be priced at Rs. 500 for 50kg of paddy and Rs. 1500 for other crops. read more

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Triggs Lecture Series spreads out to BC vineyards

When the Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series returns this August, it will for the first time be held in the grape and wine regions of both Ontario and British Columbia.Since its launch in 2004, the series has brought international viticultural experts to Ontario’s Niagara region to share their knowledge through vineyard visits and a public lecture relating to premium vinifera wine grape production.This year’s speaker, Glen Creasy, a lecturer at Lincoln University in New Zealand, has done extensive viticultural research and will discuss Vine balance: ways to accelerate fruit maturity.Created by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), the Triggs Lectures are made possible through an endowment by industry leaders Donald and Elaine Triggs.Donald Triggs praised the decision to expand the series to B.C.’s wine region.“Elaine and I are delighted that Dr. Creasy will be sharing his knowledge on vine balance and earlier ripening with growers, students and researchers in the Okanagan as well as Ontario this year,” he said. “Achieving physiological maturity is always a big challenge in our relatively short growing season in the Okanagan and Ontario. We personally thank all of the sponsors who are contributing to making the lecture series a success.”The expanded Triggs series ties in with a national research network between CCOVI in Ontario and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in British Columbia.“The enhanced lecture series as part of CCOVI’s outreach will create an invaluable networking opportunity for the grape and wine industry across Canada,” says CCOVI director Debbie Inglis. “New linkages between the Ontario and British Columbia grape growing regions will be established, and existing ones strengthened.”“This allows CCOVI to expand the reach and impact of these lecture series to the grape and wine community here in our area,” says PARC research scientist Pat Bowen. “The industry will benefit greatly from the knowledge of these experts.”Schedule for Ontario:Wednesday, Aug. 24: vineyard visits/technical workshopThursday, Aug. 25: public lecture, Brock University, room Academic South 216Schedule for British Columbia:Tuesday, Aug. 30: vineyard visits/technical workshopWednesday, Aug. 31: public lecture, PARC facility, Summerland, B.C. read more

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Womens Basketball Ohio State legend Katie Smith selected as Womens Basketball Hall

Former Ohio State shooting guard Katie Smith is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and set the record for points scored by either a man or woman in the Big Ten during her four-season collegiate career from 1992 to 1996. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsOne of the greatest players in Ohio State women’s basketball history, Katie Smith was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.The three-time Olympic gold medalist set the record for points scored by either a man or woman in the Big Ten during her four-season collegiate career from 1992 to 1996. Smith was honored as the Big Ten Player of the Year her senior year. In her freshman season, she powered her team to a conference title and NCAA championship appearance.Smith played 15 season in the WNBA and two professionally for the Columbus Quest from 1996 to 1997. When she retired in 2013, she was the all-time women’s professional basketball leading scorer with 7,885 points. Smith was voted one of the 20 best and most-influential players in WNBA history in 2016. After her playing career ended, she was hired as an assistant coach by the New York Liberty. She became the team’s head coach Oct. 16.“She’s totally deserving of that honor and she should be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff said. “She’s an unbelievable player. She was an unbelievable player here. She’s a great coach now. I can’t wait to see all her success with the New York Liberty.”Smith was inducted into Ohio State’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. McGuff said she frequently makes trips to Columbus continues to stay in touch with the program.“I love the fact she comes around a lot, she stays connected to the program, which I love,” McGuff said. “She’s a great role model to the current players.”The 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced were Jan. 11. Inductees will be announced the night of Feb. 12 during the Louisville-Connecticut game. The class of 2018 will be introduced during the Final Four in Columbus, meaning Smith might have a homecoming if inducted. read more

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Going to be outside this summer Get protected against Lyme Disease says

first_imgWEARING LONG TROUSERS, using insect repellant and checking your skin could prevent disease this summer.The HSE is warning people who will be spending time outdoors over the summer months to beware of Lyme Disease, which is caused by tick bites.The disease is usually mild, affecting only the skin. However, it can be more serious and affect the brain and nervous systems.Lyme disease can, in a minority of cases, cause severe debilitating heart and nervous system disease.The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre today urged people who take part in outdoor pursuits to protect themselves against the disease.As people are more likely to engage in outdoor pursuits in the summer months, ramblers, campers, mountain bikers, and others who work and walk in forested or grassy areas must be vigilant against tick bites, says HPSC specialist in public health medicine, Dr Paul McKeown.“Ticks are tiny insect like creatures that feed on the blood of mammals and birds and will also feed on humans. Ticks are more numerous and more active in the summer months and protecting against tick bites protects against Lyme disease.Tick bites can be prevented by:Wearing long trousers, a long sleeved shirt and shoesUsing an insect repellentChecking skin, hair and warm skin folds (especially the neck and scalp of children) for ticks, after a day outRemoving any ticks and consulting with a GP if symptoms developLyme disease has been notifiable in Ireland since 2012 and there are between 8-13 reported cases notified in Ireland each year, but doctors suggest that many cases go unreported.Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could tooRead: INMO say proposals ‘seriously compromise patient safety’. ‘Scaremongering’ says James Reillylast_img read more

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Study finds possible link between cancer and ultraprocessed foods like TV dinners

first_imgCare should be taken to transmit the strengths and limitations of this latest analysis to the general public and to increase the public’s understanding of the complexity associated with nutritional research in free-living populations.Read: ‘Love is a drug’, ‘rose-tinted glasses’: Here’s the science behind falling for someoneRead: Scientists have discovered a 100 million-year-old spider preserved in amber By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Joe Gough via Shutterstock Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”. 23,120 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 6:10 AM 38 Comments Image: Joe Gough via Shutterstock Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3850269 To our knowledge, this study is the first to investigate and highlight an increase in the risk of overall – and specifically breast – cancer associated with ultra-processed food intake.They stress that further work is needed to better understand the effects of the various stages of processing, but suggest policies targeting product reformulation, taxation, and marketing restrictions on ultra-processed products and promotion of fresh or minimally processed foods may contribute to primary cancer prevention.In a linked editorial, Martin Lajous and Adriana Monge based at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, say this study provides “an initial insight into a possible link between ultra processed foods and cancer” but “we are a long way from understanding the full implications of food processing for health and wellbeing.”They point to several challenges, such as identifying the precise elements in ultra-processed foods that could lead to cancer, and the potential impact of other unmeasured factors on the results.As such, they conclude: A POSSIBLE LINK between highly-processed foods and rates of cancer has been found in a study; its authors have suggested that the rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.The study, which was published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ) today, said that further exploration of this subject is needed before that link is confirmed.Ultra-processed foods include packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, ready meals and reconstituted meat products – often containing high levels of sugar, fat, and salt, but lacking in vitamins and fibre.A few studies have linked ultra-processed foods to higher risks of obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But firm evidence linking intake to risk of disease is still scarce. Source: Shutterstock/ET1972So a team of researchers based in France and Brazil, set out to evaluate potential associations between ultra-processed food intake and risk of overall cancer, as well as that of breast, prostate, and bowel (colorectal) cancers.Their findings are based on 104,980 healthy French adults (22% men; 78% women) with an average age of 43 years who completed at least two 24-hour online dietary questionnaires, designed to measure usual intake of 3,300 different food items (NutriNet-Santé cohort study).Foods were grouped according to degree of processing and cases of cancer were identified from participants’ declarations validated by medical records and national databases over an average of five years.Several well-known risk factors for cancer, such as age, sex, educational level, family history of cancer, smoking status and physical activity levels, were taken into account.The results show that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with increases of 12% in the risk of overall cancer and 11% in the risk of breast cancer. No significant association was found for prostate and colorectal cancers.Further testing found no significant association between less processed foods (such as canned vegetables, cheeses and freshly made unpackaged bread) and risk of cancer, while consumption of fresh or minimally processed foods (fruits, vegetables, pulses, rice, pasta, eggs, meat, fish and milk) was associated with lower risks of overall cancer and breast cancer. Source: Dmitry Chumichev via ShutterstockAnalysisThis is an observational study, so no firm conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, and the researchers point to some limitations. For example, they cannot rule out some misclassification of foods or guarantee detection of every new cancer case. Nevertheless, the study sample was large and they were able to adjust for a range of potentially influential factors.The study’s authors said: Share129 Tweet Email8 Feb 15th 2018, 6:10 AM last_img read more

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Joes Stone Crab serves up dinner for special cause

first_imgJoe’s Stone Crab hosted their 16th annual Claws for a Cause dinner, Thursday night, to raise money for the Children’s Home Society of Florida.Guests had a chance to try the famous stone crabs before the restaurant officially opens for the season on Friday.The dinner serves as a fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society of Florida. “It touches everybody, helping all these little children and helping not even the little children, the even bigger children,” said Joe’s Stone Crab General Manager Brian Johnson. “That’s our future, so every little bit that you can do to help in any way, shape or form, that’s the way to go.”The event raised over $190,000 last year to help children and families statewide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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VIDEO Watch Jimmy The Jesters Perform A Concert On The Common

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s 2018 Concerts on the Common series kicked off on Wednesday, July 12 with a performance from Jimmy and the Jesters. “Mr. Rock & Roll” Jimmy Merrick and The Jesters played the oldies and classic country tunes.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to record the event. Watch the concert the below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/6/7/4/9/c/16749c37-24cb-488c-9382-b1107b432dc61531834133.277%2B36616832.320%40castus4-wilmington%2B15318374431531834960748300.vod.720p.Concert%20On%20The%20Common%20-%20Jimmy%20%26%20The%20Jesters_%20July%2012th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”Wilmington Concerts On The Common Series Continues With ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ On July 17In “Community”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”last_img read more

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Officials preparing risk assessment for alpine lake tsunami in Switzerland

first_img Explore further Lake Lucerne. Credit: Ttrainer/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Tsunami hit Geneva in AD 563: scientists Officials in Nidwalden Canton in Switzerland have announced that they have commissioned a study to look into the threat posed by a tsunami in Lake Lucerne—a first for a European alpine region. The study, to be conducted by University of Bern geologist Flavio Anselmetti and his team, will focus on the likelihood of a tsunami occurring in the lake and an assessment of the impact on the region (home to approximately 13 million people) if one should occur. Journal information: Nature Citation: Officials preparing risk assessment for alpine lake tsunami in Switzerland (2014, September 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-alpine-lake-tsunami-switzerland.htmlcenter_img © 2014 Phys.org More information: via Nature A tsunami occurring in an alpine lake is not unheard of, large bodies of water in any location can give rise to the unusual waves—all it takes is a sudden jolt, such as an earthquake stirring things up, a landslide, or a piece of shoreline dropping into the water. And while the European Alps aren’t really known for earthquakes, those large enough to cause problems (magnitude 6 and above) do occur approximately every thousand years or so.The seemingly sudden interest in the threat posed by tsunamis in alpine lakes, has come about as a result of a study done by University of Geneva limnogeologist Katrina Kremer and her team two years ago—they found evidence of a serious tsunami wiping out communities in Lake Geneva AD 563. More recent work by the team has found more evidence of tsunamis in the lake—as many as five big ones over the past 4000 years.Prior to the commissioned study, Anselmetti’s team was already studying Lake Lucerne and its history—they’d found sediment evidence of two tsunamis that occurred in the 17th century, which would have, they believe, led to five meter high tsunamis. The team has also found evidence of unstable sloped sediment sections in the lake that if disrupted by an earthquake, could lead to a large tsunami.Going forward, the team will look at all likely tsunami catalysts, from landslides, to earthquakes to normal erosion (presumably also asteroid and comet strikes) assessing the likelihood of each. They will also attempt to forecast what impact a tsunami might have on the region. In addition to conducting sediment studies, the team will also use data from a variety of sources to build computer models that are capable of graphically demonstrating the path of tsunami flooding that would occur in different parts of the region under different sized tsunami waves. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more